You’ve considered buying a modern pickup truck for a long time, but you’ve hesitated due to some concerns. What if those concerns were merely misconceptions? Millions of people bought pickup trucks in Canada and the United States last year, and the sales numbers remain healthy in 2020. Here are a few good reasons why you should buy finally one:
1. They’re Multifunctional
Many decades ago, pickup trucks were merely utility vehicles, serving farmers, construction workers, and others. Today, they’re feature-rich workhorses that leave an impression on anyone who sees them. For example, when you buy a Ford-150 – not only do you get a tough and dependable machine that’s been the best-selling truck for over 50 years in Canada, but you get a state-of-the-art vehicle with the following safety options:
- Blind Spot Information System
- ProTrailer Backup Assist
- Lane-Keep Assist
- Hill Descent Control
- Automatic high beams
- Pre-Collision Assist with Emergency Braking
All the configurations of the F-150 come with plenty of headspace, legroom, and the many comforts of modern vehicles. The F-150 also has six formidable engine options, including the legendary 5.0-litre V8 that delivers 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.
The power and amenities on a modern pickup truck make it incredibly versatile – it’s good for work and play. For example, you can use your truck for your construction job in the morning, transport your kid’s hockey team’s entire gear to practice in the afternoon, and moonlight for a few extra bucks plowing snow at night!
2. They Ride Like a Dream
There was a time when even the most luxurious trucks rode so rough that they left a few bumps on your body. “It’s all part of the fun,” your grandpa may have said. Well, these aren’t your grandpa’s ole’ pickup trucks!
A present-day pickup truck has a highly advanced suspension, comfortable upholstery, heated seats, and is made with sound-deadening material for an incredibly smooth and quiet ride. In fact, modern trucks ride so well that you may forget that you’re in a truck at all.
3. More Eco-Friendly
Thanks to lighter frames, modern engines, computerized fuel management, and streamlined manufacturing, the trucks of today give you excellent mileage for the raw power they produce. What’s more, electric-powered trucks are on the way, promising to be even more environmentally friendly.
4. Traction and Elevation
Many new pickup truck models have the same advanced features as other regular-sized cars. Aside from the powerful Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) drivetrain, which keeps you secure on snowy, muddy, or wet roads, modern trucks have heated seats, heating steering, WiFi, navigation, mobile phone integration, etc.
Trucks are also much taller than conventional vehicles. As a driver, you’re more elevated in a truck and see more of the road. Trucks are especially useful in cold climates where they can easily navigate through challenging conditions.
5. They’re Family-Friendly
Modern pickup trucks are quite family-friendly thanks to their safety rating, comfortable design, roominess, and upscale amenities.
These are five excellent reasons for you to finally buy a truck. Not only are they good for work, fun, and safety, but they also look impressive.